Bct8 & bct15 state freq list

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Is there a way to get a file or list of all the pre-programmed State freqs from a BCT8 & a BCT15..??

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Sorry I thought you meant states.
You would have to write a script to set the state and then read the frequency by advancing each channel.
 
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Why not just download the contents of memory via a program? In the case of the BCT15 (and presumably the 15X), it comes pre-loaded with a copy of various states already in memory (the actual contents are in another area of memory). If you haven't wiped memory before you loaded it, those entries should still be there 73 Mike
 

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Hello Mike... I have not wiped the memory from either scanner. I was wanting a way to get all the pre-loaded entries into a file.

(the actual contents are in another area of memory). Agreed, but how do you access that area of memory?

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If you dump the contents into an application, you will have it in an application derived file - from there, at least some programs allow you to dump the contents into a comma seperated values (.csv) file (FreeScan can do this for the BCT15 and 15X) which Excel and many other programs can manipulate. It's described here...

Freescan Export - The RadioReference Wiki

I don't know if ARC8 can do this, but I know Scan Control can - so long as the state data is still in active memory, I think. In fact Scan Control can also do this for the BCT15, but not for the 15X (SC doesn't support the XT models yet).

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<sigh> If you haven't wiped memory, your data is going to be mixed in with the original copy of the state's data that was preloaded at the time you bought the scanner home.

AFAIK you can't access the memory area where the original data is stored.

Another way to do this would be to do a complete backup of your current configuration. Do a reinit of the scanner - when it asks you whether you wish to reload data, say YES. Keep in mind this will wipe your current configuration, but it will completely reload all the state data from memory. Download this data then re-upload your desired configuration. This should work for the BCT15 - I'm not sure it would work on the BCT8. It's klunky but doable 73 Mike
 

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The preset state-by-state factory programming can not be read out by any software.
 

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I am pretty sure that is included either in your manual, or in the documentation that comes with your scanner.

Dan
 

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The preset state-by-state factory programming can not be read out by any software.
hmm...I thought that was what is in the scanner when it comes out of the box (at least a copy of it, anyway)...learn something new here...73 Mike
 

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BCT15X Alabama

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Highway Patrol with * is BearTracker Channel.
You can import/paste into excel or open office spread sheet.
I don't have access to a BCT15 or BCT8 so I can't help you. You can use Windows and a TCL/TK 8.5 script to obtain the information you are interested in the attached zip file.

#Agency/Use,Description, Frequency
Police/Sheriff , 45.1800MHz , 45.1800
Police/Sheriff , 45.3200MHz , 45.3200
Police/Sheriff , 45.5800MHz , 45.5800
Police/Sheriff , 45.7400MHz , 45.7400
Police/Sheriff , 45.9000MHz , 45.9000
Police/Sheriff , 45.9400MHz , 45.9400
Police/Sheriff , 46.0200MHz , 46.0200
Police/Sheriff , 151.0250MHz , 151.0250
Police/Sheriff , 151.2350MHz , 151.2350
Police/Sheriff , 151.2650MHz , 151.2650
Police/Sheriff , 151.2950MHz , 151.2950
Police/Sheriff , 151.4450MHz , 151.4450

BIG SNIP HERE

Police/Sheriff , 868.8625MHz , 868.8625
State DOT , 47.3000MHz , 47.3000
State DOT , 151.0100MHz , 151.0100
State DOT , 151.0550MHz , 151.0550
State DOT , 151.0700MHz , 151.0700
State DOT , 151.1300MHz , 151.1300
State DOT , 156.1050MHz , 156.1050
State DOT , 453.0875MHz , 453.0875
Highway Patrol , 44.6200MHz , 44.6200
Highway Patrol , 44.7800MHz , 44.7800

BIG SNIP HERE

Highway Patrol , 158.7900MHz , 158.7900
Highway Patrol , 159.0300MHz , 159.0300
Highway Patrol , 159.1350MHz , 159.1350
Highway Patrol , 159.1500MHz , 159.1500
Highway Patrol , 159.2100MHz , 159.2100
Highway Patrol , 453.8125MHz , 453.8125
Highway Patrol , 460.1500MHz , 460.1500
Highway Patrol , 851.3375MHz , 851.3375
Highway Patrol , 855.4875MHz , 855.4875
Highway Patrol , 856.9375MHz , 856.9375
Highway Patrol , 857.4375MHz , 857.4375
Highway Patrol , 857.9375MHz , 857.9375
Highway Patrol , 860.4375MHz , 860.4375
Highway Patrol , 860.9375MHz , 860.9375
Highway Patrol , 866.0125MHz , 866.0125
Highway Patrol , 866.5125MHz , 866.5125
Highway Patrol , 866.9125MHz , 866.9125
Highway Patrol , 867.0125MHz , 867.0125
Highway Patrol , 867.5125MHz , 867.5125
Highway Patrol , 868.0125MHz , 868.0125
State Intercity , 155.0100MHz , 155.0100
Highway Patrol* , 155.4500MHz , 155.4500
Highway Patrol* , 159.0350MHz , 159.0350
Highway Patrol* , 859.4875MHz , 859.4875
Alabama EDCS A , 856.9875MHz ,
Alabama EDCS A , 857.9875MHz ,
Alabama EDCS A , 858.9875MHz ,
Alabama EDCS A , 859.9875MHz ,
Alabama EDCS A , 860.9875MHz ,
Alabama EDCS B , 856.2625MHz ,
Alabama EDCS B , 856.7125MHz ,
Alabama EDCS B , 857.7125MHz ,
Alabama EDCS B , 858.9375MHz ,

BIG SNIP HERE
See attached ZIP file
 

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